Quickly Clean an Evergreen Grass

Save time and effort by donning a pair of rubber dish gloves

Gary Junken, Produced by Antonio Reis

Planting an evergreen grass in your garden beds is a wonderful way to keep green out in the yard the whole year through. However, while they are evergreen, many grasses do get dead blades. Removing those dead pieces will make the plant look better and will keep it healthier longer. Unfortunately, this task can be laborious and time-consuming. Thankfully, there is a better way to remove the dead pieces from your plant. Follow along with Fine Gardening editor Steve Aitken as he shows you a tip to help you clean evergreen grasses more quickly.


How to Quickly Clean an Evergreen Grass


Materials needed

Rubber kitchen gloves



  1. Don your rubber kitchen gloves.
  2. Gently comb your fingers through your grass.
  3. The dead pieces will stick to the gloves.
  4. Thoroughly run your hands through the grass. You may have to tug on a few strands to loosen them.
  5. Admire your new healthy looking grass.
  6. Repeat as necessary.


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